Francisco Araiza
Specialist InGesang

Biography

This versatile artist, who had already gained world fame as the best Mozart and Rossini interpreter, developed from 1983 to one of the leading representatives of the dramatic Italian, French and German repertoire with roles such as Edgardo, Alfredo, Duke of Mantua, Riccardo III, Don Alvaro, Don Carlo, Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi, Andrea Chenier, Des Grieux, Faust, Hoffmann, Werther, Romeo, Don Jose and especially as a youthful hero in the Wagner and Ostrich section.

The highlights of this unusual career are: the appointment of Herbert von Karajan 1980 to the Salzburg Festival, as well as the recording of the "Magic Flute" under his baton shortly before being Belmonte in the last new production conducted by Karl Böhm in Munich, 1983 Jumping in the Viennese Jean-Pierre Ponnelle staging of "Manon", which marked the beginning of the change of subject, the "Faust" 1985 directed by Ken Russell in Vienna and then under Sir Colin Davis on record, the award "Best Musical Event 1988 "for his song recital in Tokyo, the triumphant role debuts of Lohengrin 1990 in Venice (with Christian Thielemann on the podium), Walter von Stolzing 1993 at the Metropolitan Opera New York (directed by Otto Schenk, conductor: James Levine) and most recently as Feuergott Loge in Robert Wilson's Zurich "Ring" production, as well as the awards of the Mozart medal of the University of Mexico City 1991, the Mario de l Monaco Prize "Otello d 'Oro" 1995 and the Actor's Prize "Goldener Merkur" 1996 in Munich.